Introduction On May 30th, 2019 a small update was released by Veeam for the product Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV 1.0. this update contains some bug fixes that will improve performance but also could improve your day to day management of the proxy appliance and your Nutanix AHV backups. The release notes can be found at the bottom of this post. Minor fixes You can see from the release notes linked below the detailed improvements that have been made but a summarised list of those are as follows: Update 2 includes: Improved backup performance and optimal operation In some cases, the proxy appliance would scheduleRead More →

Yesterday at Nutanix .NEXT in Anaheim, CA Nutanix Mine was announced. “Nutanix Mine provides a single platform for organizations experiencing the benefits of Nutanix Enterprise OS, as these organizations can simply extend their existing integrated data protection to include secondary data backup and archiving all in a turnkey backup solution powered by our platform partners.” One of the benefits here from a Veeam point of view is the benefit to choose where and what you use for your Veeam Availability, choice is very important, the ability to roll your own hardware and storage targets for your backups is great and that works for some butRead More →

Based on some work myself and Anthony have been doing over the last 12-18 months around terraform, chef and automation of Veeam components I wanted to extend this out further within the Veeam Availability Platform and see what could be done with our Veeam Availability for Nutanix AHV. I have covered lots of deep dive on the capabilities that the product brings even in a v1 state, but I wanted to highlight the ability to automate the deployment of the Veeam Availability for Nutanix Proxy appliance. The idea was also validated when I spoke to a large customer that had heavily invested in Nutanix AHVRead More →

A couple of weeks back at Cloud Field Day one of the questions asked by the delegates was would the conversion process for the Direct Restore to AWS be faster if we stored the data within AWS as part of the backup process, for example if we were to have our on-premises operational restore window local to the production data but have a backup copy job sending a retention period to a completely separate Veeam Backup & Replication server and repository that is located within AWS.     I wanted to check and compare the speed and performance of this but also if we didRead More →

This will be my first Cloud Field Day, I wasn’t lucky enough to attend as a delegate, I put this down to the fact that I managed to get myself into vendor land around the same time I was really putting a lot of effort into this blog and other social media facets. However, I have been a huge fan of the Tech Field Day brand and I would often find myself keeping a keen eye on the various sessions that were happening throughout the year. Ever need to see in a few short videos what a company is doing in a space, then TechRead More →

ONTAP 9.5 went GA a few weeks back, waking up this morning to see the weekly digest from Anton Gostev mentioning the support for ONTAP 9.5 with Veeam Backup & Replication 9.5 Update 4a. This will not support the new feature released with ONTAP 9.5 synchronous SnapMirror. I have been preaching the powers of NetApp & Veeam for a few years now, but if you have not seen the power of the integration between the two vendors then I am going to summarise everything in this post here today. Explorer Let’s start with the free stuff you can do with Veeam in a NetApp ONTAPRead More →

    Introducing Veeam Community Edition, a FREE version of Veeam Backup & Replication and Veeam ONE with limited capabilities. (but not that limited, more on that later) The Community Edition allows for 10 instances free of charge. What is an Instance?   With the release of update 4 there was also a new type of license released from Veeam, an instance can be any of the following Physical, VMware, Hyper-V and AWS workloads, on premises and across public clouds. Regardless of where that workload is running you have the ability to protect it using the Veeam software. Lots of benefits from this such asRead More →

“NetApp ONTAP Select is the software-defined version of ONTAP deployed on customers’ choice of commodity servers and hypervisors.”  First, I must introduce NetApp ONTAP Select a Software Defined Storage play allowing for ONTAP to be leveraged on commodity hardware and not requiring FAS hardware. Before Select, NetApp had released a product called ONTAP Edge a similar use case but limited to VMware.   Edge was great for me from a test and development point of view, I didn’t have the power or budget to be able to run a full blown FAS in my home lab, so Edge gave me that possibility rather than relying onRead More →

Spoiler Alert: Veeam first entered the world of protecting physical workloads back in 2015 with the v1 release of Veeam Agent for Windows v1 and then a year or so later the Veeam Agent for Linux v1 was released. Don’t get me wrong this wasn’t the first to market when it comes to backing up physical workloads but once again certain vendors in the industry are making out, they are doing something differently, they are not. Release information: 04/14/2015:     Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows v1 08/06/2015:     Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 1.1 03/17/2016:     Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows 1.5 05/11/2017:     Veeam Agent for Microsoft WindowsRead More →